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FOX News
Jan 10, 2013 5:00pm EST
president his recommendations by tuesday. they're wrapping up more meetings. biden met with the nra and will sit down with some people in the entertainment industry this evening. interestingly, the vice president isn't even sure if their proposals will do anything to solve the actual problem. >> if you look at the tragic events that garner aid tension hard to pinpoint what you could have done to ensure it would haven't happened. >> andrea: okay. i know that d.c. likes to look like they are always doing something, but eric, if he doesn't sure what he is doing will result in something successful, why are they racing to do it? >> eric: they have to do it. they have to sit down with the nra and others on the right. it's interesting what they're doing with the retail outlet, wal-mart, dick's sporting good and bass pro shops and the other ones. they will go after this to say here is a great opportunity to you guys, we'll give it to you to do the background check and give it to you to sell things we don't want sold at gun shows. they think they will bring the business to them. get those gr
FOX News
Jan 17, 2013 5:00pm EST
: we contacted the 11 senators rated "a" or "b" through the nra. throw the list up there. do you have it? throw it up there. it's coming. they tell me it's coming. harry reid one of them. "b." ten others received "a" by the nra. kimberly, if the people are getting "as" and "b"s by the nra do you think they will vote to change the constitution in the way president obama wants them to? >> kimberly: absolutely not. the nra poke the cage and super mad. this is all out war. they are not taking it sitting down. tremendous support. record number of people joining, giving money. look at the number of gun sales, ammunition sales. everything that is going on. thaw have this in their respect. if they want to hold on to the position, they have to tread carefully. >> bob: the same nra that used obama's children disgustingly. max baucus, i did his first campaign for the united states senate. he is from montana. i understand -- >> kimberly: did he win? >> bob: obviously, he wouldn't be up there. >> kimberly: you brought him in? >> bob: i did. that is not the point. baucus will vote against more than
FOX News
Jan 19, 2013 2:00am EST
, bob schieffer are running around comparing the nra to usama bin laden and adolf hitler. rush limbaugh on that. >> where is the media outrage at bob schieffer comparing obama gun initiative with the civil rights act of 1964. killing bin laden and then the hitler comparison? surely if we can defeat hitler we can wipe out in nra. i mean surely. why does the left get away with this. this is awe tenseably a journalist. >> eric: rush has a point. >> bob: he does not at all. people , a lot of people, including myself think they're thugs. they have intimidated people. if we can defeat the other people, the guys ought to be a piece of cake and they should be. >> eric: group of law-abiding citizens comparing it to bin laden and hitler. >> bob: not the nra membe membership. there are fine good people out there. the nra itself. the big nra building and inside that building are real thugs. >> eric: we dug up state bill 759. 5 # state senators voted yea to clamp down on the school shooters. one voted nee and one was present. barack obama in the present vote. >> andrea: voting present is th
FOX News
Jan 10, 2013 2:00am EST
. tomorrow he is going to sit down with the nra. the administration looks to move quickly, even if it means circumventing congress. >> the president is going to act. execbetive action can be taken. we haven't decided what yet but we are compiling it all with help from the attorney gen and the rest of the cabinet members. as well as legislative action, we believe is required. >> dana: so, bob, let me start with you. you have done legislative affairs for a white house. if you are trying to get a big piece of bipartisan legislation passed through congress do you think it's a good idea that you are planning to circumvent them in the end anyway? >> bob: i'm not sure it's the best strategy you can use. but look, some of this has to be done by executive order because you would never get it through congress. the other thing is the public division here. there are those of us who believe that these things, guns, a lot of guns, in my view all handguns ought to be eliminated. i understand majority of people don't belief that. >> dana: the white house says they don't believe that. >> bob: i know. they d
FOX News
Jan 17, 2013 11:00pm EST
need to help reduce gun violence. >> now, some like the nra believe the president is giving license to doctors and nurses to inquire about guns. >> the idea that your doctor would ask you if you have firearms in your house as part of an examination of your health is repugnant because you have a right under the second amendment to own firearms legitimately. >> here now to sort it all out attorney and fox news anchor megyn kelly. so, if it's true that doctors and nurses are being directed by the federal government to make inquiries about guns in some cases that's troubling. >> it is. but it's not true. i mean, i'm surprise to hear the nra guy saying that. first of all, what president obama said was that the -- obama care does not prohibit the doctors from asking about guns. he was trying to clarify that it doesn't ban them from asking if they want to ask. but the nra should not be surprised at this because when they were passing obama care, the nra lobbied the lawmakers and harry reid of nevada made sure it got in to have a provision in there saying patients don't have to answer if they
FOX News
Jan 9, 2013 3:00pm EST
. >> tomorrow i've also invited the gun owners and nra and come and make their case as well before us. i want it clear to the american public that on behalf of the president we are reaching out to all parties on whatever side this debate be called if the president is going to act. >> has anybody noticed the vice president's audio is awful. he is determined to take action on the issue and is reportedly weighing a possible executive order to help prevent any more mass shootings. carl cameron has details on this. executive order? that means bypassing legislators what is happening here? >> we don't quite know yet. the vice president did not get specific about the executive order but that is an option the president has. this is a push by the president for really reinstating the ban on military assault weapons for new restrictions on high capacity magazines and loophole free background checks. they also want greater attention to mental illness and examination of the effects of violent entertainment on video games games. biden opened up with a reference to the newtown shootings. >> i don'
FOX News
Jan 25, 2013 4:00am EST
? >> there wasn't because that was a '94 and the nra at the time is said to have believed they did not have a particularly friendly make-up on the supreme court. >> bill: so the nra didn't challenge it. >> no, 'cause they didn't want gun rights being adjudicated under that court. the court looks very different now, more right leaning than then. and number two, this ban that she has proposed is much more broad than the one that was put in place back in 1994. we're still getting our first look at it. but it looks like, among other things, she wants to ban hand guns that have detachable magazines. >> bill: clips. >> and one characteristic of a military weapon. the ban in '94, you had to have two or more characteristics. this passed this new york state and there have been suggestions that the new york state prohibition is going to be found unconstitutional because it comes too close to taking hand guns out of millions of americans. >> bill: you fully expect this to go to the supreme court? >> i think the nra is going to look at this much differently. but i don't think it will pass. >> bill: we ha
FOX News
Jan 30, 2013 6:00pm EST
everybody else to. >> the nra says the precautions won't work in the real world. >> when it comes to background checks, let's be honest. background checks will never be universal, because criminals will never submit to them. >> recent fox news poll revealed 56% of those surveyed favored high-capacity clips and 54% supported banning assault weapons. today the baltimore county police chief backed the steps. >> the been a on assault weapons and the high capacity ammunition must be reinstated. like assault weapons, high capacity magazines are not used for hunting. they do not belong in our homes. >> advocate says large weapons can make up for a woman's lack of size, and strength. >> the peace of mind she has knowing that she has a scary-looking gun, gives her more courage when she is fighting hardened violent criminals. if we bans these type of -- if we ban these assault weapons you are putting women at disadvantage. >> harry reid will want to protect members up for re-election in 2014. better enforcement of existing gun laws may be the best hope for those wishing to do more. >> more wit
FOX News
Jan 24, 2013 1:00pm EST
nra at the time felt the supreme court was not leaning their way on these types of issues. the looks different it the court back then and the court today, there's question, if the bill would pass, there's question whether it would pass in the democratically controlled senate and whether the nra would feel the same. and on far-reaching rules of this legislation and the hurdles that have be to be cleared before this thing can pass. we're also hearing new questions today about secretary of state hillary clinton's highly charged testimony yesterday about the deadly terror attack on our consulate in benghazi, libya at that took the lives of four americans, including our ambassador. some are suggesting the toughest questions still have yet to be answered or even asked about the deaths of four americans. despite yesterday's separate hearings with secretary clinton whenever she was in the house or the senate yesterday. our chief correspondent catherine herridge is live today at the state department. >> well, thank you, a closer review of secretary clinton's testimony shows a lack of consiste
FOX News
Jan 17, 2013 9:00am EST
lot of thoughts. the nra responds in turn and the group's president will be here live for us this morning. >> we will nullify anything the president does that smacks of legislation. hey! did you know that honey nut cheerios has oats that can help lower cholesterol? and it tastes good? sure does! wow. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? be happy. be healthy. martha: so it is thursday. that means we get brand new jobs numbers from the labor department. the number of americans seeking unemployment benefits fell by 37,000 last week. that is a seasonally adjusted number of 335,000 for unemployment. that is the lowest level since january of 2008, just before the recession began but this seemingly sharp improvement in the labor market may be a little bit misled leading. jobless numbers in january can be erratic. employers return to normal practices after laying off temporary workers hired for the holidays. you want to look at in terms of the long-time trend here and where it seems to be moving. this shows the job numbers since dece
FOX News
Jan 10, 2013 9:00am EST
president joe biden meets today with the nra and wal-mart that is set to be a pretty contentious meeting. two powerhouses in the gun industryer this, but biden's comments got gun owners fired up yesterday. here is some of that. >> the president is going to act. there are executive orders, there are executive action that can be taken. we haven't decided what it will be yet but we're compiling it all with the help of the attorney general and rest of the cabinet members as well as legislative action we believe that is required. bill: this is top pick a, now. stephen hayes, senior writer "weekly standard." good morning to you. >> good morning, bill. bill: what type of order would fit an executive mandate in this case? >> there are a couple different things the white house is considering. one would be harvesting the information already available to a wide variety of government agencies and passing that onto the fbi for inclusion in its database about who can and can not buy guns. things that would indicate mental health problems, what have you. i think there are also potentially looking at re
FOX News
Jan 19, 2013 4:00pm EST
fact that the nra gutted all the most of laws. they dismantled any type of law that we've had. they can changed the law so they could continue during the ban to make assault weapons by making stylistic changes to the guns. what we need.... >> they said crime would go up. >> no matter what guns, listen, no matter what guns are out there, we have huge loopholes that are allowing dangerous people and you have seen that assault, military assault style weapons are the choice. >> gregg: we have to leave it at that. we are completely out of time. i make you this promise, john and omar, you know the subject matter. this is not a debate going away. we would like to invite you back and we'll do that. >> happy to come back. >> gregg: thanks so much. >> heather: coming up, after a series of delays, secretary of state hillary clinton is set to testify on the deadly terror attack in libya. what can we expect to learn when she goes before congress. >> gregg: looming debt ceiling battle raising concerns that entitlement programs like social security could be in jeopardy. we will take a look at the
FOX News
Jan 27, 2013 12:00am EST
assault rifles and high-cast ammunition magazines. the bill was immediately condemned by the nra as an assault on the second amendment of the constitution. with me is nra board member, carl rowen jr. from washington, d.c. and fox news contributor and former pollster for president carter, pat caddell. you have been with the fbi, you have been a u.s. marshal and a police chief. have you both state, local, federal law enforcement background, why you are against this proposed ban on assault rifles? >> well, judge, first, thank you for having me on tonight. i am here because this is really a horrible bill because it does nothing to address the issue of denying access to firearms by dangerously mentally ill people, which is the issue of the day. instead, it's just an aggressive action by the usual anti-gun activist who is are attempting to drive a stake through the second amendment rights of all americans by... creating a ban on some of the most popular firearms in america, creating new... civil liability traps-- >>> carl, let me ask you this. i used to sign pistol permits when i thought the
FOX News
Jan 27, 2013 11:00pm EST
withins and not necessary for the defense. >> nra condemned proposal. gun bans do not work . we are confident that congress will reject senator feinstein wrong handed approach. susana huff aagrees. she say it does nothing to keep minute people safer and she knows first hand what it is like to be in the presence of a mad man with a fire arm. >> i didn't grow nup a house with guns. i don't hunt. but i was given a gun by a friend when i was 21 to carry in my purse for self defense and taught how to use it. a couple of yearrs ago, my parents and i went to a cafeteria in texas on a bright sunny day . we were not in a dark alley. >> that was susaba huff testifying two decades ago. and that bright sunny day was october 16th, 1991 when a man drove his pick up truck through the luby's cafeteria in keileen, texas. >> it took me 45 seconds to realize that this man was not there to commit a robbery or a hit. he was there to simply shoot as many people he could. >> susana did have a gun with her that day. >> when i finally realized i thought i got him and i reached for my purse. he was 12 feet a
FOX News
Jan 26, 2013 2:00am EST
crowley bails him out in a debail or schieffer calls the nra nazis and racist and when martin beshear gives a guy that says i had a chance to ask president obama hard questions but i couldn't do it. >> greg: before i get to you, dana, america is waiting for your input. >> dana: i don't know anything about this. >> greg: speaking of the hard questions with ehave a collection of the hardest questions we could come acros across. >> what surprised you themo about the office, enchanted you the most about being in the office, humbled you the most and troubled you the most? >> not bad to be friends with george clooney. >> nice guy. >> wonderful guy. cute, too. >> if you had a super power, what would it be? >> the whole flying thing is pretty good. >> thank you, mr. president. congratulations, by the way. one quick followup -- >> wish you were there when i was running for state senate. >> i was. >> we go back a ways. >> i've never seen you lose. >> greg: this has to remind you. you must have a highlight reel of this when you worked with george bush. >> opposite. >> the reporters talk a big ga
FOX News
Jan 30, 2013 8:00pm EST
different laws and different qualifications. if president obama and the democratic party and the nra, which says it wants to cut down on gun crime, too. if all of these people were serious about it, they would stop the nonsensical stuff that doesn't work, and they would say we're federalizing gun crimes. state lines which you can and can't take. get out of line, violate the gun law, mandatory prison sentence. believe me, that would cut it down way. you didn't answer my question, kate, i'm very disappointed. gabriel giffords. there she is how are we as americans if she wants stricter gun laws. shouldn't we rally to her cause? >> genuine reforms gradually cut down on gun violence. >> bill: you would say you want the same thick that she wants but you would debate her on how to get there, correct? >> of course we all want less gun violence. we just want reasonable reforms. and enforce what we already have on the books. >> bill: powers, would you just like to tell me one more time how the "new york times" hard news pages differ from their editorial? >> yeah. there is editorial page and th
FOX News
Jan 30, 2013 11:00am EST
level in a hundred years. the nra has over 80,000 certified instructors who teach our military personnel, law enforcement officers on many other american men and women how to safely use firearms. we do more and spend more than anyone else on teaching safe and responsible gun ownership. we join the nation in sorrow over the tragedy that occurred in newtown, connecticut. there is nothing more precious than our children, and we have no more sacred duty than to protect our children and to keep them safe. that's why we ask former congressman and undersecretary of homeland security assa hutchison to bring in every available expert to bring in a model school shield program, one that can be individually tailored to make our schools as safe as possible. it's time to throw an immediate blanket of security around our children. about a third of our schools right now have armed security already because it works, and that number is growing every day. right now state officials, local authorities and school district in 50 states are considering their own plans to protect children in schools. i
FOX News
Jan 19, 2013 4:00am EST
. recently the nra took out an add saying that president obama is a hypocrite because he sends his children to school protected by armed guards and that he doesn't want armed guards at other schools. christie didn't like that ad by the nra and said this. >> don't be dragging people's children into this. it's wrong. and i think it demeans them. and it makes them less of a valid, trusted source of information on the real issues that confront this debate. >> so what did you think? >> well, a reasonable objection to the nra, remember, he is from new jersey, a blue state. he has got to get reelected this year. and he has a legitimate beef with the ad. i frankly think the underlying point of the nra ad accurate one. there is is elite in america which is comfortable with having guards in private schools and is dismissive of the idea that we ought to have people with, you know, law enforcement officials with guns available in other schools as well. is he very, has a lot of people in public life are sensitive about anything that seems to draw in families. he has a legitimate beef. >> bill: i think t
FOX News
Jan 19, 2013 11:30pm EST
? >> right, he's giving himself a little bit of wiggle room. i didn't exactly compare the nra to the nazis, stew $them in the same spot and let the audience sort it out. we're sure to see, on gun owners opponents of gun control and language when you see words like nazis. george orwell in 1946 a famous essay, the word fascism should only be used for people with hitler and-- that was 1946, 70 years later we're still doing it. >> jon: do you see it differently, judy? >> not really, i thought that schieffer was very close to the line of advocacy as opposed to reading the news and being straight about a news story. i do think that even though there was no direct comparison there's clearly an inference that the n.r.a. is equivalent to the nazis and raises questions whether or not he wasn't just a little too opinionat opinionated. >> jon: if the president said there would be outrageous claims ginning up fear among gun owners. >> yeah. >> jon: or among the population. >> i do think that a lot of people-- speaking of nazis, a lot of people, gun rights people think that obama is the next hitler and
FOX News
Jan 17, 2013 7:00pm EST
, the head of the national rifle association, the nra insisting that people are putting too much emphasis on banning certain types of guns. he says his organization supports stronger background checks and the repair of what he calls the country's broken mental health system. ed henry is live on the north lawn of the white house tonight with more on this. good evening to you. it seems like the vice president and the president are taking this pitch on the road. >> that's right. good evening, bill. you mentioned the nra. they are promising a monumental battle to stop the president's gun control plan. what white house officials are telling us tonight both the president and the vice president in the weeks ahead will be going out on the road. you saw them together at the white house yesterday unveiling this plan. they goal out and basically sell this in campaign style events in the days ahead and the vice president started that campaign today when he spoke to some mayors who were here in washington. take a listen. >> too many in this country have been silent too long. we cannot. [ appl
FOX News
Jan 11, 2013 9:00am EST
with the meeting they had yesterday with vice president joe biden. the nra says the talk was less about making kids and more about attacking the second amendment. the vice president says that he will make his recommendation to the president of what he thinks they should do on tuesday. >> there's bottom to be some common ground here to not solve every problem but diminish the probability that what we've seen in these mass shootings and --. martha: peter doocy on this live from the white house this morning. so, peter, why specifically was the nra so unhappy with sort of the tenor of that meeting? >> reporter: martha, because as you just said, from where the nra was sitting at that meeting, they feel that the focus was too much on what they describe as an agenda to attack the second amendment and not enough on keeping children safe and the nra president, david between, who had a chance to sleep on what his representative at that meeting told him, went on a d.c. radio station this morning and why he thinks the biden-led task force will fail. >> we feel very strongly that gun crime nee
FOX News
Jan 19, 2013 12:00pm EST
reasonable gun reforms that are supported by gun owners and a vast majority of nra members. reforps that we are talking about are not designed to take guns from people . they are to keep them out of the hans of criminals and out of the hands of people who is got mental illness . as a mayor and any mayor would say the same thing. our number one priority is to insure the safety of our community. guns in the hands of dangerous people and high ammo-clips is not safe for our community. i don't believe the second amendment is what we should be concerned about. i know in the least the proposals we put on the table . i am proud of the president to take action . i heard the mayor's concern about people with mental illness and our larger cultural issues and i think he had an important point to make. he should realize that is what the president did this week. he released the cvc and allowing them to investigate the impact of video games and films on violent behavior. that is something that was not happening last week and because the president took action can now happen. >> you are on the front line
FOX News
Jan 25, 2013 11:00pm EST
unchanged. how has the nra not taken a hit. >> we do get guns and bullets and automatic weapons off the streets. they should only be available to police officers and to hunt al qaeda and the taliban and not hunt elementary school children. >> bill: i could have used an hour of that. i could have gone an hour just on cnn people. we did exhaustive research there has not been one, not one paid contributor or anchor person or reporter on cnn, by the way you are looking at jeff dr jeff mccall communications professor at depaul university joins us from minneapolis. doctor, there hasn't been one cnn person giving the other side of the story. they have had gusts but nobody on their staff, bill bennett did an op. editor cnn.com, and then they used a clip of his on crowley or something. he didn't appear, dr. bennett, to challenge any of the others. so, my question is, this is a departure, cnn is always left leaning, this is an advocacy that they are doing on the network. you have seen that, number one? and, number two, why do you think they are doing it? >> well, cnn has a new leader and jeff zuc
FOX News
Jan 24, 2013 6:00pm EST
anniversaranniversar? >> bret: the coverage was skewed. nra ad was referenceed 188 times in major newspapers and 162 times on tv shows. the crr baby video appeared on four shows, all of them on this network. the media research center tells fox, "the center for reproductive rights may consider abortion a knee-slapping jokes but americans aren't laughing. neither are the 55 million babies who have been murdered." the lack of media coverage of the despicable ad is inexcusable." here is the case where it's worth taking a second look at the numbers before you cite another report. al-jazeera noted an ox-pham study that noted the 100 richest billionaires of 2012 would end poverty four times over. they did so uncritically. without noting the numbers don't ad up. global issues.org says nearly half the world, 3 billion people, lives on less than $2.50 day. if you took oxfam at its word like al-jazeera did it would take a quarter of the $240 billion or $60 billion to end world poverty and that works out the $20 per person. the trouble is, that represents just eight days of living at the curr
FOX News
Jan 20, 2013 5:00am EST
wayne said from the nra. i sort of agree. when i heard your idea, i said this guy is crazy. he's gone off the deep end again, your critics might say. i had you on the radio last week. these people, the armed posse, they are trained like police auxiliary. they are deputies. they are in police cruisers and they're trained. tell us about their training. how do you recruit them? >> well, i've had the posse. i built it up since i took office 20 years ago. i have 3500 that are armed. i've been using the armed posse and others going after illegal immigration and many other programs. i'm just using the pot see now on -- the pot see on the perimeter of she's schools to make the bad guys understand if you do something wrong, we're going to be there and we're going to take action. it's common sense. >> common sense. my problem is how do you know, you know, a spanish person who is a citizen from a spanish person who is an illegal. that's a judgment call that is different than putting a police cruiser or sheriff's deputies car outside of a school and looking for people who look suspicious on schoo
FOX News
Jan 18, 2013 9:00am EST
is the one that is drinking the kool-aid in terms of the nra and people who are extremists. the president is doing is not exploiting the deaths of young people but i think responding to a terrible massacre, not only the massacre in connecticut at newtown but the shooting of congressman gabby giffords, the shooting at a record can, colorado, at the movie theater, the shooting in wisconsin. we have a situation where the president is responding to a crisis of guns being easily accessible and used in these mass curse and i think it is appropriate that the president would respond. martha: you know, legislatively, ted cruise touched on this as well, this is a very high hurdle. we have a full screen that we want to pull up. these are 11 democratic senators with a or b ratings with the nra, including harry reid said, well i think this will be a little difficult. the president might want to think twice the way he approaches it. i'm mara phrasing it but. >> [ra is bipartisan group of millions of americans want to protect the second amendment and aproves from many senators and house member
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Jan 27, 2013 12:00pm EST
working with the nra on it. that is one possibility of something that could actually pass. >> shannon: you bring up background checks. concern about those supportive of gun rights how far it goes. they say if your grand daddy gives you his shotgun for christmas that he used on his first deer hunting trip is that subject to a background check. sounds like those kinds of transactions would be subject to a background check. >> i did not get a shotgun until i was 11. >> shannon: that is late in. >> that is late in west virginia. the question that kirk and mansion and the nra are talking about is isn't universality of the background checks but of the background checks that take place, how good are they? are the databases merged up and are people that have mental illness, these are not crimes of passion, these are sick individuals. so the goal is how do you keep guns out of the hands of sick individuals. these are not crimes of passion and street corner crime. this is premeditated and done by a crazy person. >> shannon: and mental illness doesn't show up on a background check done for crimi
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Jan 27, 2013 8:00pm EST
don't go to nra conventions or places where hunters are gathering, they go where the government has said, you can't protect yourself. and it frustrates me because i have children in school. i work at, sometimes at places where guns aren't allowed and it puts me in the position of either flagrantly ignoring the law or obeying the law and putting myself at risk. >> mike: right now, the president, the vice-president, senator feinstein and others are proposing that we really crackdown on people who own guns in the capacity of magazines. and i mean, you've faced this firsthand with your own family. tell me what you think about the proposals, whether you think they're going be to be helpful to people like you or if you think it's going to be more-- advantageous to the criminal rather than to people like you. >> they're a joke. the only thing the gun laws like that do is prevent people like me from being able to protect ourselves. they do not affect people who are bent on doing harm in any way, shape or form. so, i find it very frustrating when they use such a horrible event as what happen
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Jan 30, 2013 7:00pm EST
weapons. even thought about joining the nra. after newtown they started a political action committee to fight for tougher gun restrictions. they are calling for universal background checks covering gun shows and private dealers and a ban on magazines with more than 10 rounds of ammunition which kelly says might have saved the youngest victim of the shooting that almost killed his wife. the first bullet went into gabby's head. bullet number 13 went into a-year-old girl named christina taylor green when he tried to reload one 33 round magazine with another 33 round magazine and he dropped it it and a woman named patricia mayse grabbed it and it gave bystander time to tackle him. i contend if that same thing happened when he was trying to reload one ten round magazine with another 10 round magazine, meaning did he not have access to a high capacity magazine and the same thing happened, christina taylor green would be alive today. i certainly am willing to give up my right to own a high capacity magazine to bring that young woman back that young girl. will not keep criminals from getting gu
FOX News
Jan 20, 2013 10:00am EST
% is the approval rating that the nra has. the national rifle association. this comes as former president bill clinton at a private meeting was warning fellow democrats about dismissing progun arguments. he said that could be very counter productive for democrats. interesting mix here. byron york joins me now. chief political correspondent for the washington examiner. good to have you with us. >> good morning, mar that are. >> an interesting comparison. if you less ton what the president has been -- if you you listen to what the president has been saying lately he has been really putting gun owners on the defense eastbound. when you look at the numbers the nra in the country is more popular than the president right now. >> sure is. i think it is important to remember in these fights between the two that people have been members of the nra and supporters of the nra for longer than barack obama has been a politician, much less the president. and i should say also that in this fox news poll people had a more favorable impression of the nra not only than president obama but also the
FOX News
Jan 25, 2013 9:00am EST
amendment and he is trying to keep guns out of the hands of bad people. bill: the nra they are not buying any of this. putting out a statement in response to the proposed legislation, quote, saying the quote, the american people know gun bans do not work and we're confident congress will reject senator feinstein's wrong-headed approach, end quote. martha: here is exactly what is in this proposed legislation. it would ban the future sale, transfer, manufacture, importation of 157 different specific kind of semiautomatic guns and would restrict magazines that contain more than 10 rounds. it exclude some weapons from the bill, like assault weapons used by military, law enforcement and retired law enforcement. the legislation does protect hunting and sporting firearms, excluding 2,000 legitimate hunting and sporting rifles and shot guns by specific make and model. coming up we'll speak to the director of communication from the gun owners of america. what his group thinks about this proposed assault weapons ban and what it would mean across the board. bill: there are thousands heading to the n
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Jan 29, 2013 9:00am EST
candidates to counter balance the nra candidates. so if security and armed security is good for him i expect it for that single mother in new york city who is concerned about thugs and wannabe thugs who are going to rob her home. martha: she can legally have a gun and carry it. >> she can have a gun but it's restrictive as to the number of rounds in the magazine. right now nypd the standard issue firearm has 15 round in a magazine. now in new york you can only have seven. i'm sorry, burglars don't just rob homes by themselves. usually they have partners and they are not going to follow any directive, oh, please if you're going to rob this home, just do it by yourself, don't have two or three or four people with you. i think americans not the government should determine how many bullets they need to defend their person, property and family. martha: what do you think his answer would have been if you had got even through with him. why he deserves, and public officials deserve, and i think you're right, and most americans believe that you want these public officials protected. what would be his
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Jan 27, 2013 4:00pm EST
the nra is trying to weave about young people and guns. >> president obama revealed in an interview with the new republic he takes guests skeet shooting at camp david all the time. he he said i have a profound respect for the tradition of hunting that trace back in this country for generations and i think those who dismiss that out of hand make a big mistake. we he heard from one of those hunters, congressman paul ryan this morning. >> let's go beyond just this debate and let's make sure we get deeper. what's our policy on mental illness? what's going on in our culture that produces this kind of thing and i hope we just don't skip that and bring out political ideas that recycle failed policies of the past. >> ryan's republican colleagues marcia blackburn suggested today banning assault weapons will not prevent mass murder. >> doing a so-called assault weapons ban is going after a symptom and as teachers have said to me, don't focus on whatever is the weapon. get to the root cause. >> senator feinstein said today she doesn't expect a vote on her proposed gun control legislation for a
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Jan 28, 2013 11:00am EST
political environment. >> sandy hook, i think, really destroys all of the kind of tales that the nra is trying to weave about young people and guns. guns are positive things in the climate of america. >> reporter: feinstein of course was the author of the 199 assault weapons ban which was not renewed after it expired 10 years later, jamie. jamie: the one we've been hearing most about is the vice president who has been leading the administration's push for these new gun laws. what is he up to? >> reporter: biden is a former prosecutor. he is the author of violence against women act. he held a couple events last week including google plus hankout and roundtable at virginia commonwealth university. his criticism of assault weapons that they put police at disadvantage. cops find themselves outgunned. new york city police commissioner ray kelley said he would like an assault weapons ban but he said handguns is the big problem. >> we don't want them on the streets, make no mistake about it. but the problem is the handgun. 60% of the murders in new york city are caused by handguns and we've si
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Jan 10, 2013 6:00pm EST
out of here. thank you for watching. see you back here tomorrow. >> bret: the nra calls a meeting with the vice president less about keeping america's children safe and more about attacking the second amendment. the pushback is firm. even before task force releases the recommendations. this is "special report." ♪ ♪ >> bret: vice president heard from the other side today. yesterday he talked to sum porters of expanding it. today he heard from folks who see the right to own guns birthright. biden and the task force made up their minds on several points. carl call ron tells us of the ongoing culture class over guns. >> the second force of task force meeting aimed at new laws, regulation about executive orders to curb mass shootings, joe biden accelerated the timetable and told sportsman and pro-gun group including the nra common ground could be found. >> the president said, even if what we do only saves one life it make sense. we can do a great deal without imposing on or impinging on the rights that the second amendment guarantees. >> this comes a day after he said to work aroun
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hook, i think, really destroys all of the kind of tales that the nra is trying to weave about young people and guns, guns are positive things, in the climate of america. >> she admits her bill will be a tremendous uphill climb. there is tremendous assistance not only from republicans, but red state democrats, many of whom are facing reelection two years from now. adding to the confusion, are these comments from police chief ray kelly who said over the past two years, only 2% of the people arrested in new york city for gun-related violence had assault weapons. here is kelly. >> we don't want them on the streets. make no mistake about it, but the problem is the hand gun, 60% of the murders in new york city are caused by hand guns and we have too many of them. >> it gets underway at 11:15. we'll keep you apprised. back to you. >> gretchen: thanks very much for that update from the white house. >> steve: about a half hour ago we talked to the sheriff of milwaukee county, david clark, junior. he had started running a 30-second psa where essentially he says, i need you in the game, people
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Jan 20, 2013 12:00am EST
money from the nra. >> ask them what's more important. doing whatever it takes to get an a grade from the gun lobby that funds their campaigns or giving parents some peace of mind when they drop their child off for first grade. >> by the way, the nra has an approval rating of the 53% which is even higher than your approval rating. even the american public disagrees with you. would there be less violent crime in the u.s. if guns were banned? 28% say yes, but they say if 58% say if more law abiding people had guns, there would be less violent crime. now, mr. president, aren't you indebted to the entertainment industry because they supported you? are you doing whatever it takes to get your a-grade from the hollywood lobby that funded your campaign? why not give law-abiding americans the right to defend themselves? after all, it is a god-given constitutional right. >>> with me now is syndicated columnist and author michelle merhamichellemalkin. thanks so much for being here. >> it's my pleasure. you're on target, judge jeanine. >> i'm very curious what you have t to say about this whole t
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Jan 26, 2013 5:00pm EST
happens when bob schieffer calls the nra nazis and racist and that happens when mark bashir gives a guy who says, yeah, i had a chance to ask the president hard questions and couldn't do it because he was so cool. >> and speaking of which, before i get to you, dana, speaking of the hard questions, we have a collection of the hardest questions we could come across. >> what surprises you the most about the office, enchanted you the most and humbled you the most and troubled you the most. >> not bad to be friends with george clooney, he's a wonderful guy. >> you had a superpower, what would it be. >> president barack obama: i think the whole flying thing is pretty good. >> thank you, mr. president. and congratulations, by the way. >> one columbia... >> president barack obama: when i was running for state senate. >> that's right, i was. >> president barack obama: we go back a ways. >> i have never seen you lose. >> it has to remind you, u.s. have a highlight reel of this -- >> the opposite. but, reporters do talk a big game, in the locker room, and i'm going to ask him, i'm going to say
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Jan 11, 2013 6:00am EST
with the nra. and today he's going to be meeting with people from hollywood and video games. the president gave him an assignment to come up with a response after sandy hook and he'll have something on the president's desk by tuesday. some people in the meeting yesterday morning said he seemed to be going back to some common things. he wants to see a limit on high capacity magazines. he wants to see universal background checks. he did not mention anything about an assault weapons ban in public. but in private, he did tell the nra that he was going for that. >> eric: can i just point out? we have an assault weapons ban. i know the issue is do you also extend it to semiautomatic weapons? fully automatic weapons, they're banned. you can't own them for a long time the question is do you extend that to the semiautomatic, which means if you pull the trigger once -- >> steve: one bullet per boom, boom, boom. >> eric: fully automatic is hold the trigger down, it will keep firing. there is clearly a distinction. interesting that the vice president met with the nra yesterday. then he's goi
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